A two-month-old patient appeared at the Caspian Seals Research and Rehabilitation Center (Aktau, Kazakhstan). The baby-girl, suffered from fishing nets, was found by employees of the Mangystau Fishery Inspection on the coast near Fort Shevchenko. Nurzhan is quickly recovering, and in 3 months she will be released to the Caspian.
At first, Nurzhan was afraid of people and behaved aggressively. Now she is a bit friendlier to specialists of the center and even starts to “talk” with them.
– When you say “Nurzhan” to her, she even raises her head. We massage her, so that blood circulation is better, we brush her, and she even turns with her belly so that we not only massage her back, but also her tummy. That is, she has already begun to be friendly. When she gets well, she will be released back to her natural habitat – this is our main task. But for now, presumably, she will have to stay in the center for about three months,’ said Anna Prostetova, a veterinarian of the center.
The Caspian Seals Research and Rehabilitation Center is designed for 15 iseals. There are large pools for recovering animals that can already eat on their own, staying in water.